Crail, Scotland

Crail, Scotland is a fishing village not far from St. Andrews on the east coast of Scotland. Once an ancient fortress, the remaining guard tower still stands watch over Scotland's rocky shoreline.  As the dark clouds blew in from the north, a ship on the horizon looks for safe harbor. On days like this, one … Continue reading Crail, Scotland

Northern England

We found a B&B close to Hadrian's Wall in Northern England, but it was way out in the country.  The closest town was Brampton, about 6 miles. The Abbey Bridge B&B (click here) was at a cross roads of supply routes used by the Romans to support their defense of the Hadrian Wall.  Across the road was … Continue reading Northern England

Bad Day for War

What a crappy day!  It rained all day today, a steady rain, making me scrap everything I planned to do outside.  Nothing to do now, but sit by the fire place with a good book. Wow, like I really have it tough.  Imagine having sentry duty on a day like this, or worse, at night. … Continue reading Bad Day for War

Unforgettable

Culross, Scotland is a small coastal village (hamlet?) of 680 people located on the north side of the Firth (bay) of Forth.  While making our way up a narrow, winding, cobblestone road  to the Abbey on top of the hill, we found an open door in the 8 foot tall solid stone wall.   A … Continue reading Unforgettable

Crail, Scotland

Crail is a small fishing village on the east coast of Scotland, just down the road a few miles from St. Andrews. I was drawn to the area by stories of a picturesque stone harbor that shelters the fishing boats from the roaring winds off the North Sea, but found this scene first.  Maybe it … Continue reading Crail, Scotland